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Category Archives: Pondering

My Heart — Your Dwelling Place

David built houses for himself in the city of David. And he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.  1 Chronicles 15:1 אֹהֶל ‘ohel a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance):—covering, (dwelling) (place), home, tabernacle, tent I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar.   …

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Ears to Hear

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God.  To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.  Ecclesiastes 5:1 שָׁמַע shama` to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.):— attentively, call …

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God is Sovereign

This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “Only in returning to Me and resting in Me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But you would have none of it.  Isaiah 30:15 אֲדֹנָי ‘Adonay The LORD used only of God where God is submissively and reverently …

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Shamayim

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  Genesis 1:1 שָׁמַיִם shamayim heaven, heavens, sky visible heavens, sky as abode of the stars as the visible universe, the sky, atmosphere, etc Heaven: the abode of God, the dwelling place of God On my last post, My Citizenship is in Heaven, I wrote of …

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My Citizenship is in Heaven

Then she gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, for he said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.”  Exodus 2:22 גָּר ger alien, sojourner, foreigner living in a strange land among strange people; anyone who is not native to a given land or among a given people As a …

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The Holy Spirit in Me

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.  And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit …

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Words

Words…words can be beautiful or not so beautiful.  They come in forms which are read or heard, even touched (as Braille).  Words in the public arena these days seem so harsh, hurtful, grievous to those with eyes to see them and ears to hear them.  Yet…the words I am focusing upon are lovely.  I am choosing to live this day in the …

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Reading Jesus

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  John 1:1 Matthew Henry said:  “He is the Word speaking from God to us, and to God for us.  John the Baptist was the voice, but Christ the Word: being the Word, He is the Truth, the Amen, the faithful Witness of the mind of God.” That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have …

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O Holy Night

But the people of God will sing a song of joy, like the songs at the holy festivals. You will be filled with joy, as when a flutist leads a group of pilgrims to Jerusalem, the mountain of the LORD— to the Rock of Israel.  Isaiah 30:29 Elizabeth gave a glad cry and exclaimed to …

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Jesus is Our Joy

‘Tis hard to look at this world and see joy at times.  There is so much going on, near us and far away.  It just looks so terrible.  Yet, God sent Jesus to us and for us.  He sent Joy to live in our hearts.  He wants us to be joyful.  As empty vessels, He …

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